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Construction of Native American Veterans Memorial to Begin


September 19, 2019

Design by Harvey Pratt/Butzer Architects and Urbanism, illustration by Skyline Ink.

WASHINGTON - This Saturday, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington will break ground on a $15 million monument to Native American military veterans, after more than two decades of planning.

In 1994, Congress passed legislation calling for the museum to build the memorial, noting that Native Americans, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians have a "long, proud and distinguished tradition of service" in the U.S. Armed Forces, "in numbers which far exceed their representation in the population of the United States."


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